The Diary of Laura's Twin
Praise & Recognition
"Sara's journal is so well-written that you forget it is historical fiction as you read. Kacer has effectively contrasted the lives of two Jewish girls, Sara in the Warsaw Ghetto and Laura in present day Montreal...Whether you read this novel for your own personal enjoyment or use it as a supplementary resource when teaching grade 6 social studies, this book is well worth reading. Highly recommended."CM Magazine
"Kacer does provide an interesting, highly readable story of life in the Warsaw ghetto complete with historical photographs."
"The author beautifully melds historical events with the contemporary issues Laura is facing...This story of history, faith, and hope belongs in every public and Judaic library and would be a welcomed addition to any Holocaust curriculum. Highly recommended."
"The diary entries are vividly written and readers will be drawn into the account just as Laura is."Resource Links
"Kacer gives young readers a gentle avenue into a traumatic, difficult past they need to know about."
Canadian Jewish Book Award 2009 - Winner
National Jewish Book Award 2008 - Winner
Olive Branch Book Award 2009 - Winner
William Allen White Children’s Book Award 2009 - Long-listed
A mysterious diary links modern-day Laura to Sara, a young Jewish girl fighting to stay alive during WWII
Publication Date: April 30, 2008
Reading Age: 9 - 12
Genre: Children's Fiction
Product Format: Paperback
About the Author
Kathy Kacer’s books have won a number of awards, including the Silver Birch and the Jewish Book Award. A former psychologist, Kathy now travels the globe speaking to children and adults about the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Kathy lives in Toronto with her family.
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